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Cal and Rose Zongker

How do families that have born the pain of marriage, divorce, and remarriage grow in their faith? God works in these Kairos moments too, even when life takes unexpected turns. One thing remains the same: God’s consistent, everlasting love symbolized by the evergreen wreath. Cal and Rose Zongker share their story: There are seven of […]

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Daniel and Lindsey Sheets

Kairos time for Newlyweds is hard to measure. When two people are just beginning the journey together, they feel the pressure of making everything “just right,” as well as the hope of a lifetime to come. Daniel and Lindsey Sheets share about trying to freeze moments in time and begin a tradition together. It begins […]

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Maye and John Walker

During Advent, we’ve heard from many in our church body about God’s presence during changing times. These are Kairos moments—times when God’s plan interrupts our schedule. We may not recognize them in the moment, but in hindsight, we see his hand. Some people have shared the joy of being newlyweds, while others through bearing the […]

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Take Note

In the Music Ministry’s performance of “Time for Christmas,” we were drawn to the manger to look up and see the bright light from Jesus’ eyes staring back at us and to rise in the new life we receive from him. I’m so grateful—and overwhelmed—with everything we experienced together Sunday night. I could not have […]

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Kairos Moments

Like reporters recording the news, I challenged you Sunday to take note of the ways God is at work in your world. These are called Kairos moments—when God’s plan interrupts our schedule. We don’t plan for them sequentially ahead of time. As we go through the seasons of life, we begin to notice God’s presence. […]

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Christmas Cards

I love receiving and giving Christmas cards. This year, Kelly decorated a Christmas card tree just to display the cards that people have sent across the miles and the years. Advent gives us time to reflect on these people and the many other ways we see God working around us. That’s tough to do because […]

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Experience Christmas

This weekend begins the last 12 days of Advent. They’re also the most significant of the season. As our hearts draw closer to Christmas, so do the eyes of those around us begin to pay closer attention to the season. As you plan for your friends, family, and loved ones, make room in your table […]

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Rosanna Jenije

One of my favorite stories from 2014 is Rosanna Jenije’s. Not because she’s the all-time leading scorer in women’s basketball for North Florida Christian School. That’s certainly something to celebrate, and our community and church have done just that. Rosanna shares something even more meaningful about her life. She lives her faith. Many years ago, […]

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Taking Note

When the Pharisees and Sadducees tried to test Jesus in Matthew 16, they asked him for a sign from heaven. He answered by critiquing them: “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” The pious wanted predictability so they could control their lives. Jesus […]

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Reconciliation

Fifty-nine years ago today, Rev. Paul Turner walked with a group of 10 African-American students into Clinton High School. Rev. Turner was the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Clinton, Tennessee. Through his work and many other civic and religious leaders, Clinton was the first high school to integrate African-American students on December 4, 1956. […]

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